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The Medicina Radiotelescopes are located 30 km from Bologna, Italy ( 4431′15″N, 1138′49″E) and are operated by the Radio Astronomy Institute of the National Institute for Astrophysics of the government of Italy.

The site includes a 32-metre diameter parabolic antenna for observing between 1 and 23 GHz and a 564-m by 640-m, 30000-square meter multi-element "Northern Cross" antenna for observing at 408 MHz. The 32-m antenna is used as a single-dish instrument for astrophysical observations and SETI experiments and as a VLBI station for interferometric observations. The Cross is currently used as a prototype for the SKA.

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